Marriage With A Suspiciously Demure Husband - Chapter 13
Translator and Editor: Nana and Nabi
Well, it was a whopping 10kg gold bar, so it would be tempting. While it was a bit regrettable, there were no available talents to use right now, and Ginger Perian was a skilled person who never failed a mission until she was on the verge of death.
There was even a touching episode about her toward the end, right?
That was why I remembered her more. It was because of me knowing the original story that she unexpectedly failed a mission today.
As long as she received the money, she wasn’t someone who would betray, but on the other hand, she was also willing to work for a cheap price. If I was with Annie and Ginger, who wouldn’t accept failure no matter what, we might be able to successfully outsmart Kairos.
As for the other subordinates, I could do something for them. Anyway, Ginger would only be needed for me to leave this place.
“And, the salary is double what Kairos gives.”
Ginger’s mouth hung open. She seemed to realize something and hastily wiped her mouth with the back of her hand before speaking.
“Are you asking me to work for you?”
“You’re right. I want you to work for me. If you work properly, I’ll even give you this gold bar.”
“…But then I’ll die. You’re saying that you want to exchange my life for a single gold coin or a gold bar?”
Saying so, Ginger’s eyes turned sharp. She didn’t seem to give up and looked like she wanted to negotiate more.
“Well, about that… you dying is up to Kairos. Though Ginger, you’re not that careless.”
Ginger furrowed her brow.
“It seems like you know a lot about me.”
“I even know where your lover is.”
She blinked in surprise at my words before looking at me with a wary eye. I continued talking.
“Anyway, with the money that Kairos is giving you, you won’t even be able to raise a child properly. Do you know that as time goes by, the value decreases? It would be easier to betray him, and then change your identities later on, right?”
“Is it really that easy? How is that even possible? You don’t even know who that person is.”
Ginger replied as she looked at me with a surprised expression.
“I know very well who that person is, he’s my husband. Besides, Ginger, you have the skills, don’t you?”
Hearing my words, she stared at me with a look of confusion as her expression darkened, and she opened her mouth slowly.
“That man thinks you don’t know about him.”
“Yes, that’s right. I have to keep it that way, so I need you.”
Ginger shook her head in disbelief, her eyes seeming to scrutinize me like she was looking at someone who had done something bad.
“For now, just continue doing what you do for Kairos without getting caught and report back to me as usual.”
“My friend will be coming soon, and when she does, I’ll have her take over for you while you entertain him. Nigella will be too busy with expanding my business. You should know how to report to Nigella each time without me having to explain it, right?”
Ginger seemed lost in thought as if pondering my words carefully.
“As long as you don’t get caught, it’s fine.”
Reassuring her, I added my words, “If you can do this properly, I’ll give you the next task. Can you handle it?”
“What if I won’t? I’ve been loyal to Kairos Hadid. Coulnd’t I easily back out?”
It was a bit amusing to hear her say that at this point though I held back my laughter.
“Well… in that case, I’ll have to erase your memories and find someone else. However, we can prevent that from happening, right?”
Ginger blushed and chewed on her lips. As her gaze fell on the broken necklace, I caressed the gold bar in my hand. Her eyes, which had looked cloudy and troubled, cleared up instantly.
Just so you know, I didn’t do anything to the 24K pure gold bar.
I counted silently to ten and then spoke.
“Looks like it’s still a difficult task for you. Then, I’ll just erase your memories. Once you leave here, you won’t remember anything. Now…”
“Wait…I need to think about this.”
She let out a big sigh while looking at the gold bar.
Kairos had been absentmindedly fiddling with his keys all morning, thinking about something.
“…Me, too. Thank you for marrying me, Noah. Marrying you is the best thing that ever happened to me in the world! I love you, the most in the world… I’m really lucky.”
“Noah, this was built just for you.”
Without realizing it, he chuckled while remembering her shy, blushing face. That day, her features seemed particularly pretty and well-defined. Was it just him? Or has she always looked that way? Come to think of it, she may have looked that way a week ago as well.
The plan had gone slightly off track, but he had roughly planned to give her a gift and reciprocate her actions. He knew Hazel was preparing a gift for their wedding anniversary, but he had thought it would just be a small present, similar to his own gift.
“Are you listening…?”
Hazel’s movements were unpredictable, so he couldn’t get much important information. She suddenly made that villa without him knowing. Moreover, she, who usually didn’t go out often and tended to work inside for a long time, went out more for him in preparation for the villa.
She had managed to pull off such a cute thing.
The flowers and small arches that were planted all over the villa were as adorable and modest as Hazel herself. It seemed like she had worked hard on them for a few months, and because of that, he felt like postponing his plan for a while to appreciate her efforts.
“Your Excellency, I have a report—”
Perhaps he should take it easy.
Why should he get rid of her right away when she was already in his grasp? It was a bit bothersome, but he felt like he would be bored without her. She was the type of woman who couldn’t live without him, after all.
Should he just watch a little longer…?
If she had done something wicked, there would be no need for this dilemma, but there was no evidence or trace of her stealing information on her own after their marriage.
To be honest, she did act a little suspiciously these days, and it seemed to be on his mind more and more as time went on, which was starting to annoy him.
Kairos heard the voice belatedly and finally snapped out of his thoughts.
He was thinking about Hazel, so when Sid interrupted him, he looked displeased.
Seeing his fierce expression, he was surprised and retreated. The atmosphere suddenly became tense, even though he had seen Kairos raising the corner of his lips just a moment ago.
“I’m sorry. I was about to report…”
Sid trembled as he spoke, and Kairos laid down his key.
“We failed to bring the purification stones from the temple.”
“Yes. I’m sorry.”
“I promised to pay a fair amount, so why can’t they give it to us? Did I ask them to do something difficult?”
Kairos’ voice became quieter.
“Well… they said the owner has already been decided and they can’t give it to us.”
“Get rid of them, then.”
It would be better to eat out for dinner.
He remembered seeing her quite happy eating at some hole-in-the-wall place before. He didn’t like feeding her food with unknown ingredients, but oh well, it was just for a day. Maybe he should prepare something like her favorite porridge in case she would have diarrhea. He remembered she had eaten it well before.
As Sid’s response didn’t please him, he furrowed his eyebrows.
“Do I have to tell you to either send a more competent subordinate or get rid of the owner? Sid, why are you so stupid?”
Sid closed his eyes tightly.
It wasn’t uncommon for useless or treacherous subordinates to be eliminated after a failed mission, and the master he served was not one to show mercy.
In exchange for treachery and incompetence, those who were capable and loyal were valued more than anything they could imagine. However, lately, for almost a year, he had been silent due to a strange hobby he had developed.
Nonetheless, eliminating the owner of the purification stones was a bit difficult.
Sid bowed his head.
“I’m sorry. If we eliminate the owner, it will cause a headache since she happens to be the Prince’s lover. The Prince would do something for her.”
Kairos furrowed his brows.
“What did you say?”
“The owner of purification stones is Lily Dayworth.”
“It’s not even confirmed that she’s the Prince’s lover, so why does it matter?”
“There’s another problem…”
“That… she’s the friend of—”
“Who is it?”
“Um, that captive…”
Sid always had to struggle when he had to say Hazel Love’s name. She was confused about whether he should call her by her real name, Hazel Love, or address her as Baroness according to her rank.
Should he keep calling her a captive? Or just refer to her as ‘that woman’?
At first, he thought calling her ‘that woman’ seemed fine, as she was just a troublesome existence that had to be eliminated. After all, she was the woman who had betrayed and escaped from Kairos Hadid himself, of all people.
Nevertheless, as time went by, whenever he mentioned her name or showed any sign of calling her by her name, his master’s gaze became strangely sharp. Even though he definitely had plans to eliminate her soon, he couldn’t understand why his master had such a look in his eyes.
In the end, he called her a captive as much as possible, hoping that the problem would disappear soon.
Until when would he have to do this troublesome thing?
On the other hand, he secretly hoped that this ridiculous play would end soon because the master had become quite lenient lately. Although he didn’t like it, he was really forgiving when it came to her. Of course, Sid couldn’t tell anyone about this.
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AH I’m so excited!! I can’t wait until Kairos realizes he’s actually in love with Hazel and the story really starts to heat up 😁
I’m getting dread Pirate Roberts vibes here. “Goodnight Westley, I’ll most likely kill you in the morning!” (and then 3 years went by)…. Except, in this case, “She did something cute so maybe I should push off my plans for a few months..” and next thing you know, they are at their 1 year anniversary and he’s still coming up with reasons to put it off lol.
I’m feeling conflicted lol so he is definitely not aware he is in love with her. He has a plan to get rid of her…but postpones it cause he is in love but he has no good intentions…smh
ajskslaka oh he’s so dumb, this is so funny. i really can’t wait for his realization!