The Blackened Second Male Lead’s Wife - Chapter 50
My father grabbed me by the shoulder and spoke in a comforting manner.
“Even those who set the date of their wedding are moving it because of the bad atmosphere. So be good and wait.”
I looked at the window with a nod. Looking at the scenery reflected by the window, winter was approaching.
According to the original story, the Emperor would die before passing this winter.
I didn’t have a good feeling for the Emperor, but he was the ruler of my country anyway.
We knew each other a little bit.
The fact that such a person’s life was in critical condition made me feel bitter.
…..Was what I was thinking a few days ago.
“Long time no see, Pernia.”
“I greet the great Emperor of the Empire.”
I was ordered to come to the Imperial City and come to see the Emperor.
‘Why do you want to see me out of the blue?’
It doesn’t matter that he was the center of command in the Empire, meeting with the Emperor was not very pleasant. The situation where the two of us were face to face was even more so.
Nervously raising my head, I was surprised.
‘You look worse than before.’
As I heard from my father, the Emperor was in terrible shape.
There was no color on his pale face, and he lost weight.
The Emperor’s illness was internal injury caused by poison. The poison had no antidote.
The undeciphered poison stayed in the blood, damaged the organs, and gnawed the guts.
So it was useless to treat it with Estelle’s power.
Unless the poison in his body was detoxified, the Emperor would not be cured.
He was going to be poisoned to death like this.
“You don’t have to look like that. I’m not going to drop dead anytime right away.”
Ah, this mister, he’s such a mind reader.
How on earth do you know how others feel?
The Emperor smiled and opened his mouth as if he could see what was inside of my head.
“A letter came from Estelle. The Kingdom of Sebran is said to have sent an important person. It seems the Kingdom of Sebran has sent a reputable doctor.” ”
I opened my eyes wide and stared at the Emperor. The Emperor continued in a calm voice.
“There is no one on this continent who is well versed in poison. Who knows, he may also be able to find a cure for this body.”
Oh, my God, what’s going on?
This was not in the original story.
‘Come to think of it, when I possessed this body, the original story changed a lot.’
Lucian fell in love with me, not Estelle, and Estelle confirmed her love with Carlix without any obstacles.
She even went to study abroad, which was not in the original book.
Such Estelle found a prominent doctor and sent him to the Empire.
‘Maybe the Emperor can live too.’
It was a possible story.
The Emperor was a mysterious man, but he was the strongest golden rope that held Lucian’s way to life and the strongest shield that would protect Estelle from the beating of the Empress.
The Emperor looked at me and smirked.
“From that look, you must be quite happy to see me recovering. Not bad.”
Most of all, he was the central command of the Empire.
Anyway, it was a good situation if the Emperor’s illness improved.
So I said with an honest nod.
“Estelle’s eyes are accurate. I’m sure she found a doctor of great skill. He will make the Emperor healthy.”
“Thank you. Also, I called you not to be encouraged by a young woman. I needed your help.”
I was dumbfounded.
What could he want from me, when all I could do was give spiteful remarks, decorate, and be a fanatic of Lucian?
The Emperor said,
“Pernia, escort the doctor who will be arriving in the Empire to the Imperial City.”
It didn’t suit me.
What if I, who had no experience, nor knowledge, made a mistake and offended him?
“Your Majesty, if that’s the case, why don’t you pick someone more skilled than me? To be honest, I don’t think I have a suitable impression to escort a guest.”
It’s because he had a beautiful impression, while I had a dirty reputation.
The Emperor did not deny my words. . Instead, he told me why I had to go.
“He was the one who appointed you.”
“He’s curious about Pernia Lilac, Estelle’s best friend and Lucian’s fiancee. He insisted that it has to be you who will be his escort.”
At that moment, the face of the Emperor changed into one that was not asking for a favor.
This was the Emperor’s order.
I had no right to refuse.
When he found out that I had been appointed to escort Dr. Kuhn from the Kingdom of Sebran, Lucian’s reaction was like this.
“Why do you have to take that job?”
Lucian, who was always mushy like jelly on a hot day whenever he met me, said with a serious face.
“I will tell the Emperor not to tell you to do something unnecessary. My lady doesn’t have to do such a thing.”
“Don’t be like that. It wasn’t the Emperor’s bidding, I volunteered to do it.”
“……My Lady did?”
Lucian shot me a quizzical look.
I nodded my head.
Half of it was a lie, half of it was truth.
It was burdensome to be entrusted with such an important guest. I wanted to avoid it at first, but it wasn’t a bad opportunity when I thought about it more.
‘It’s the first time I’ve had a job like this since I became a Pernia.’
All Pernia had been doing was dress up and go to banquet halls.
The life of a lady as a splendid and leisurely aristocrat was also enjoyable, but I thought it would be good to do such an important task.
‘And one’s life depends on it.’
If the doctor of the Kingdom Sebran succeeds in curing the Emperor, I would become a person who has helped the Emperor in a small way.
It was a very significant thing.
‘If that’s the case, wouldn’t he listen to me if I ask him to host the wedding between Lucian and I soon? There’s no reason why the Emperor won’t proceed with our marriage if he’s healthy.’
That was my ambition.
I said, stroking the back of Lucian’s hand.
“It’s a great opportunity for me in many ways. So Lucian, please cheer on me to do this well.”
He never disagrees with what I want.
He never does anything I don’t like.
Lucian looked at me with a complicated look on his face and sighed softly.
I shouted “Hurrah” inside.
Looking at me smiling, Lucian lowered his eyebrows as if resigning.
“Do you know what kind of doctor you are escorting? Is that why you like it so much?”
“I’ve heard some simple information. One of the most prestigious doctors in the Kingdom of Sebran.”
My eyes twinkled as I looked at Lucian.
“I heard he’s acquainted with you, Lucian?”
“You got the wrong information. It’s not a close relationship that we have. He’s just someone I know on the battlefield. He was a war mercenary.”
My ears strained to hear the information.
Lucian rarely told his story.
Especially on the battlefield, there was nothing more to say.
“Mercenaries have doctors too?”
“If one needs money, doctors would apply for the war. But he was a rather unusual case. Rather than participating in the war to make money····.”
Lucian lowered her eyes as if recalling the past.
“I felt like he was enjoying treating those who were in between life and death. The more seriously injured they were, the more enthusiastic he was.”
I got a little nervous there.
No, it’s not. If you’re crazy about one field, you might have that kind of peculiarity.
Let’s not have any useless illusions.
“But he’s skilled, isn’t he?”
“He’s extremely skilled. When it comes to medicine, he’s the best I know. If it’s him, I think he can even cure the Emperor.”
The words brightened my face.
“I see hope. I’m so glad that such a person will come to the Empire.”
Lucian stared at me and swept my hair behind my ears.
“Nia, you’re always taking care of others.”
‘…..I’m not doing it out of selflessness though.’
There was definitely compassion as a human being, but my desire for the Emperor to be healthy was full of my personal feelings.
Lucian’s golden rope! Estelle’s future father-in-law! The big shot that could lead me and Lucian to marry!!
I grinned. I didn’t have to tell you all these reasons.
“Good things are good things.”
Lucian murmured, burying his face on my shoulder.
“Is that so? I just like you.”
I burst into laughter at the grumbling voice.
I grabbed Lucian’s cheeks and kissed him on the lips.
Today’s makeup concept was calm and poised. I put on makeup in a tone lower than usual (I couldn’t give up the eye makeup.)
And I wore the most decent dress I had.
Because today was the day to greet Kuhn, the doctor from the Kingdom of Sebran.
Lucian wanted to come with me, but there was an urgent business for him to attend so he couldn’t come.
[Will it be okay?]
I nodded vigorously to Lucian, who was full of worries.
Actually, Lucian had better not come.
Because this was my first important job since I came to this world.
I wanted to do it myself without anyone’s help.
After a while, a carriage arrived in front of the gate.
What kind of person was he?
I didn’t know much about him because the information was lacking.
A well-known doctor from the Kingdom of Sebran.
When it comes to poison, he was just a doctor with more knowledge than anyone else.
Would he don an inspecting gaze? Or would he feel like a scholar with deep knowledge?
But as soon as I saw Kuhn coming out of the carriage, I couldn’t help but widen my eyes.