She was sent by God - Chapter 96
The next morning, Agnes visited Laslo as soon as she opened her eyes.
What the hell was going on, she tried to wrap her head around, but there was only one answer.
‘Let’s talk properly.’
However, when she went to Laslo’s room, she was disappointed.
“He left early to check the line of defense.”
“He left as soon as the sun rose.”
Agnes left with a complicated mind and went back to the office; she left a message asking the duke to have lunch together.
But his attendant, who appeared around noon, kept his head down and spoke.
“I’m sorry. The Lord told me that it was difficult to have lunch with him because he had a lot of work.”
“Is that so? It’s understandable that he’s busy after being away for a long time.”
In front of the servant, she pretended to be calm, but her mood went down.
She couldn’t sleep until late at night because of how upset she was.
Eventually, the day passed without even seeing Laslo’s nose out.
“Madam, madam, wake up.”
“Madam. The first chicken crowed. You asked me to wake you up at this time.”
At the words of the maid who whispered in her ear, Agnes forced herself to get up.
It was two hours earlier than usual, so she yawned automatically.
“I’m Wake, ha-am, uh.”
“I brought cold water for washing. You’ll wake up a little.”
She dressed up and groomed herself in a half-asleep state. It was the only way to meet Laslo, who leaves the castle early in the morning.
She ran into Laslo, who was just about to leave.
Agnes forced him to sit in the dining room to have breakfast together when he said he had no plan to eat breakfast.
“If there is something difficult or frustrating, you can tell me at any time. I am your wife.”
“There is no such thing.”
Despite her effort, Laslo’s answer was blunt.
She asked in a more euphemistic tone what had happened in the capital and what Sebastian said, but he only repeatedly said that nothing had happened.
“Let’s get up now.”
“I don’t have an appetite.”
He is a man who usually eats three times as much as Agnes, but the white bread in the center is still piled up.
“Did I make a mistake to you?”
“It’s not like that.”
“Then why do you keep avoiding talking to me?”
“Look now. If I hadn’t woken up early in the morning and waited in front of your bedroom, you would just leave.”
Unintentionally, her voice gradually rose. Agnes put down the fork the was holding and looked at him.
“It’s because I’m busy with work.”
“No matter how busy you are, don’t you have time to talk to your wife?”
Laslo opened and closed his lips a few times. She strongly felt that he was holding back what he wanted to say.
“Aren’t we a couple who took an oath? If you respect me…….”
“I know, I know.”
The chair was pushed back with a creaking sound. Laslo jumped up from his seat and looked at Agnes.
“I know better than anyone else that I had a Ritual of oath with you, so you don’t have to say it again.”
“That, what does that mean?”
Agnes’ voice trembled relentlessly.
She was afraid to speak as if someone was pointing a sharp sword on her neck.
“Do you regret taking the Ritual of oath with me?”
He turned his head and avoided answering. No, he gave her enough answers.
The inside of her head turned blank from the indescribable shock. She was short of breath and her whole body was shaking.
She could hear footsteps. Laslo approached her front and bowed his head.
“……let’s talk again tonight.”
His low voice was heard over the top of her head and then disappeared.
She couldn’t get up from her seat even though she heard the door closing.
His voice that told her he loves her was still vivid in Agnes’ mind.
She remembers the face of her husband, who kissed her cheek and lips with affection.
Numerous unanswered questions sprung up in her mind.
‘Why did you suddenly change your mind? Does it mean that you don’t love me anymore? Do you really regret doing the oath?’
She wanted to follow him and ask questions right away, but she was afraid to hear the answer.
Ney pulled her up and led her into the bedroom.
As soon as Agnes arrived in the room, she vomited all the food she had eaten in the morning.
“Madam, are you sick? Should I call a doctor?”
“Then I’ll get you some medicine. I’ll go and get Ms. Adrienne now, madam.”
Ney stopped talking. This is because the face of her master was filled with tears.
“I don’t think Laslo loves me anymore.”
Those words made her more terrified. Agnes buried her face in the blanket and wept.
‘I haven’t even told you I love you yet.’
The words she wanted to say first when he returned.
I’m sorry for telling you so late, and now I decided to tell you every morning whenever I meet you.
She cried endlessly, as if to drain the moisture from her body. No matter how much Ney comforted her by her side, it was of no use.
It was painful, as if a hole had been pierced in her chest.
Eventually Agnes fell asleep from crying.
Then she came to her senses at the affectionate and friendly touch. Someone was stroking her hair.
Agnes shed tears again as soon as she realized whose hand it was. She cried so much that her eyes were sore.
She struggled to open her eyes and opened her mouth to the man sitting next to her.
“My hands and feet… I feel numb.”
“They said you were dehydrated from crying so much.”
He brought a cup of water from the table. Since Agnes’ hands are trembling, Laslo put the glass directly around her mouth.
After she had completely emptied the glass, the tremors subsided little by little.
Neither Agnes nor Laslo opened their mouths first.
She wanted him to talk but at the same time she’s scared to hear what he would say.
– The most terrible thing is when the other person has a change of heart. The ritual of oath is a ritual that binds the soul, not the mind. When the other person has a change of heart later, it will remain a great pain for both of them.
It’s a thought that she has never thought of or considered, but what Katerina said was sharp like a thorn.
She felt like her brain was going to explode.
Even thinking about the plausible reason for why he suddenly changed his mind after returning from the capital, it was still hopeless.
The most likely reason was the terrible assumption that Laslo had a lover.
‘If that’s true….’
After taking a deep breath and clearing her trembling heart, she tried to pretend to be calm and opened her mouth.
“I am your wife and Duchess of Arpad.”
“I can never accept an illegitimate child.”
“But having a successor is a long-standing practice in a noble society, so I can overlook it once.”
Agnes clenched her teeth and spit out each word. Laslo furrowed his eyebrows, unable to keep up with the flow of the conversation.
“What the hell are you talking about?”
“But I don’t ever want to see it with my own eyes. Don’t even think about bringing him to Estar.”
Suddenly, an uncontrollable rage erupted.
The green-eyed monster hiding in the deepest part occupied her head.
“No, I can’t allow it! Are you having an affair? You and I are a couple who swore in front of God! How dare you break that!”
“How many things have I accomplished here for you; how dare you betray me?”
Laslo tried to calm her down, but it was useless.
“I even bowed my head and apologized to the high priest so that you would not be dismissed. Except for the royal family, I have never bowed my head down to anyone!”
“Did you release the priests because of that?”
“Then did you intend to keep the nineteen innocent priests in prison?”
“Who’s not guilty? Who can conclude that they are innocent?”
Laslo’s tone became as sharp and dark as a rock deep in the sea floor.
Agnes tried to refute immediately, but Laslo was faster.
“You drank alcohol prepared by the temple and you vomited blood. Whether the glass is poisoned or not, it’s their responsibility.”
“Poison? So, what evidence did you find? It was just an accident.”
Agnes regained her composure and glared at her husband, clutching the blanket tightly.
“It’s just that my body wasn’t in sync with the ritual. It’s not poison.”
“If your body wasn’t in sync with the ritual, you shouldn’t have done it in the first place.”
“Isn’t that something no one knew about? It wasn’t their fault in the first place.”
“…Yes. That’s right. I’m not blaming them. It’s all my fault.”
“Laslo, it was just an accident. It’s not anyone’s fault.”
He lowered his head and ruffled his hair fiercely with both hands.
As the harsh breathing subsided, Agnes broke the silence.
“Isn’t there anything else you need to say to me?”
“What are you talking about?”
“A confession that you had a change of heart and is dating another woman.”
Laslo raised his face and let out a harsh laugh. He looked straight into her eyes and spoke.
“A change of heart? I wish I had.”
She muttered low. Agnes grabbed his arm at an unexpected answer.
“What does that mean?”
“That’s why you mentioned an illegitimate child. Don’t worry. wife. My heart beats only for you.”
Even in a romantic sentence, it did not completely erase the long sarcasms in it.