I Became the Madam of the House - Chapter 8
While Gael returned to the Oval Office, Michael and Archel were in front of Temila’s carriage. As soon as the admission is decided, The Temila academy will consider him as ‘Temila’s student’ immediately. Then he’ll be assigned to the dormitory as soon as possible. It was to prevent the family members from coming when they attend the academy. Archel, who knew the fact, hugged Michael who had a hard time parting so abruptly.
“It’ll be alright, Michael.”
As soon as his talent blossomed, Temila Academy would no longer give him a hard time. Temila was the best place for talented people.
Archel stroked Michael’s tiny head.
“Since you’re already so brave, you won’t feel uncomfortable living in the academy.” The principal of Temila said while wiping his forehead. After Michael’s decision to enroll, he remained nervous even after Gael left.
‘My wife’s brother.’
After hearing those concise words, the principal seemed to have a hard time letting go of his nervousness. But strangely, his words were constantly ringing in her ears too.
“But why aren’t you surprised? Usually, people are wondering why the student is immediately assigned to the dormitory even though the semester starts in March…” The Principal carefully examined Archel’s expression. Archel held the hand tightly and looked down at Michael, who would not let go before he got into the carriage.
“I already knew.”
In a book that she read before she possessed the body, Temila was known as the most unusual academy on the continent. It was explained that even the power of the imperial family is difficult to cross the threshold of the academy. But why the principal was so bewildered with Gael remains a mystery because the book didn’t explain it.
“Oh, so you know.” The principal shook his head and spoke to Michael.
”Then, Sir Michael, let’s go.”
Michael seemed reluctant to accept the sudden farewell. Arcel leaned down and made eye contact with Michael. She could see that her brother bit his lips hard as if one had made up his mind and refuses to be shaken again. Even if he’s smaller than his peers, he looks like he’ll grow up well. Archel swept Michael’s cheek tenderly.
“You can still say no if you don’t want to go.” It’s only natural for a child to complain. It was not a child’s job to suppress himself. But Michael shook his head. “I’ll be back.” He even looked so determined. Is it because of what Gael said? His expression was much stiffer than when he said he didn’t want to go earlier.
“If it’s because The Duke–” Archel opened her mouth but Michael shook his head quickly.
“I must grow stronger.” As if it wasn’t because of Gael’s words, Michael held her hand tightly. Archel eventually gave him a tight hug.
“Because that’s what you told me.” Archel listened to Michael while hugging him. Because of this, she couldn’t see Michael’s grim green eyes.
“Everyone but you and I are enemies, so I’ll become stronger and come back.”Michael murmured in a low tone and fell from Archel’s arms. As Archel’s eyes widened, Michael strides away from her.
“I’ll send a letter! I’ll send it every day!” Archel waved at Michael’s farewell.
“Then I’ll give you a long reply!” Perhaps because he was so determined to leave, Michael didn’t respond to her last words. But still, at the last moment, while sitting in the carriage, he was only looking at Archel until the door closes.
She heard that Temila Academy’s teaching method was unique and sometimes harsh. However, it was also said to be a comfortable place for genius children. Michael will definitely do well.
Archel saw the carriage moving away. Even if she had a falling out with The Duke of Zenat while he was at the academy, The Duke couldn’t hurt him once he entered Temila Academy. No matter how much the principal says he’s bewildered with Gael, he can’t possibly go to the academy and strangle Michael. That was one of the reasons why the children of noble families gathered in Temila.
Archel stood still in her position until the carriage disappeared. Michael will study, and this was the time for her to do her obligation. She had to proceed with her marriage to Gael and prepare for future measures before the divorce. Since she already read the book and knows not only what will happen years later, but also the secret situation of the continent. All she had to do is to set the direction.
‘For now….’ Just when she started to think about it, “You seem to be ready.”
A low voice came in and Archel turned around. Gael, who stayed in his office suddenly appeared before her eyes. He was dressed splendidly in a black uniform that was adorned with silver ornaments.
“We should go.”
‘Where do you want to go out of the blue?’
Gael laughed at Archel’s words.”Since you already know the secret of my family, you don’t need an explanation.”
Behind him, a carriage approached quietly. He beckoned the horseman and said, “Elaha. Let’s go to the sea.”
A young man greets Gael from the carriage and then his eyes turned to Archel. He was a man with a sea scent just like Gael.
Archel nodded slightly. In Zenat, not many people could witness at the same time the appearance of The Duke of Zenat and Gael the pirate. The man in front of her is dressed up as a horseman, but he must be one of those people.
‘Yes, there was only one place to go.’
“So we’re going to the island,” Archel spoke as she moved her steps lightly. There’s no way she didn’t know the real home of the Zenat family. Their headquarters were located on an island where the Zenat family worked as a pirate.
Gael only laughed at her words. It seems like she really knows the secret of the Zenat family. He tilted his head slightly and gestured to Elaha, the knight whose face had hardened. It was then.
“I have something to do before going to the island.” Gael’s gaze turned to Archel. She looked far away, it was the direction of Leire territory.
“I’m afraid I’ll be away for a long time, so I don’t have time to deal with my family affairs.” She made eye contact with Gael as she spoke.
“The island is not a place to welcome outsiders nor the place to let the insider out.”
For real, he thought that she really knew everything. Gael burst out in a small laugh, then he came to a step closer to Archel.
“I get it. Are you thinking of going to Leire yourself?”
Archel was a little concerned with his remark. She was already aware of the situation in Leire, because she read the book. She felt refreshed when she came out, but there was no one in the family who were loyal to the people of Leire, only those who were loyal to money.
In addition, after the funeral, other families would quickly reach out and bribe the people who work in the Leire family. The servants in the family had no faith that the young siblings could lead the County well. So they became the spies for other families. When you’re swarmed with a spy, is there really a need to go there yourself?
“I won’t go directly, instead, I’d like to send Zenat’s knight.”
“You said you didn’t want to be in debt.” Gael laughed. Archel shook her head.
“I didn’t think it’s a debt. Leire is the second largest family in this area after Zenat, and if Leire grows, Zenat will have no choice but to care.” That’s the correct answer. Gael nodded slightly at Archel’s bold remark.
“That means you can look into the internal affairs of Leire with Zenat’s eyes, so Zenat won’t be at loss either.” Gael’s face was colored with interest.
‘Isn’t she quite a daring bride?’
“Of course, this is only until Leire is fully established,” Archel said, firmly drew the line.
She recalled the contents of the book. The current Leire was invaded by spies, but there’ll be one loyal knight, who makes his comeback and shows up. In the original book, before he pledged his loyalty, the family was already destroyed. But this time it won’t happen. Until the reliable knight arrives, she can borrow Zenat’s power.
“I don’t like the condition, what would you do if I refuse?” Gael asked abruptly and Archel looked up at him.
The corners of his mouth which are slightly raised, seem to have a lot of playfulness. Rather than genuine expression, his eyes were filled with slight excitement. But Archel quickly retorted his words.
“Then I have no choice but to use another method. It means that I have to do business in another place. I will choose another place without reluctance.”
Gael tilted his head a little. Strangely, it was a conclusion that he didn’t like.
“Then you must make a deal with Zenat.” he said that in the end.
As she just said, it would be a long-term benefit to spy on a family as large as Leire on this eastern coast. He then glanced at Elaha.
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