< — The Ducal Couple — > (12)
TN: SO many ellipses. I usually forget to italicize my TN (≧ڡ≦*). Don’t think it makes a difference tho but it’s all about the aesthetics.
An unexpected notice flew in for the Milton Baron from the Duke’s manor. He read it and tilted his head. Nothing had happened recently so he wondered what this was all about.
He suddenly remembered that his youngest daughter said she would be going to be boating a few days later and was taking a boat out of the warehouse.
“You called, Father.”
“Yes. A notice came down from his Lordship’s manor and I think you should see it.”
Kate received the document from her father and read it.
“…Regulation of customs? What does this mean?”
“Well, I do not know exactly what his Lordship is doing either but in conclusion, he will be controlling the boating on the lake. There won’t be much difference from the past, just that I will need to specify a date for only women on the lake and also control access to the vicinity of lake. I personally don’t have any problem with it. Any parent with a daughter would like it. When did you say you were going boating?”
“In three days.”
The Baron of Milton knew that lately, his daughter was a conversation partner for the Duchess but he didn’t know the exact details.
He did not know that they were close enough to call each other by name, that Kate was very eager to get Lucia to go out and play, or that Kate was taking Lucia for the boat ride.
As expected, Kate did not inform her family since it was obvious that they would be full of all sorts of worries.
“Oh, the control date is the same, in three days. Anyways, it won’t affect your going out to play but I was just letting you know. I ask just in case but you weren’t planning on seeing any silly boys, right?”
“It’s nothing like that.”
Kate walked out of her Father’s office and began muttering.
She was going to go boating with the Duchess in three days. Was this simply a coincidence? She didn’t think so.
She thought something was strange ever since the women-only horse riding field was made.
‘No way… is Lucia being confined?’
But there was no sign of that on the Duchess’ face. She didn’t seem to be living under oppression.
The expression of the Duchess when she laughed and smilingly said that the Duke had readily agreed to her horse-riding was not faked or unnatural.
A smile gradually crept onto the face of Kate who was pondering over this.
‘Somehow…this is a bit exciting.’
* * *
It was a few days after the pleasant boat ride.
“Hugh, Lady Milton dropped by today.”
‘That woman again’. Hugo frowned slightly at the mention of this woman that he had never seen.
His strange ominous foreboding was proven right. The daughter of the Baron of Milton had given him a significant headache. Now it wasn’t just a feeling but a fact.
“She said there is a fox hunt.”
Fox hunting. The playing of those girls in the name of hunting was blasphemy against hunting itself.
Some chap would catch a fox, tame it and then release it into the forest to hunt for rabbits and it was doubtful if the girls could even touch the dead rabbit.
“There is a regular gathering for fox hunting and I don’t have a fox but I want to watch it. Lady Milton told me she has a fox she’s raised and she could show me how to do it.”
“What will you do if you meet dangerous wild animals in the forest?”
“There is a small community in the forest not too far from the lake, so there are no dangerous animals at all. The biggest carnivore there would be the fox.”
He could get an idea of where she meant from what she was saying. There was a small forest that formed a community, as if someone had planted a handful of seedlings, separating it from other places.
If it was just that wide, he could surround it and control the area. He definitely had to see how the fox hunt operated, in addition, it was safer for her if it was only women.
Her pitiful look attack was getting stronger day by day.
“…You can go.”
“…Hugh, about Lady Milton.”
He was enjoying touching her soft skin but his forehead wrinkled in response.
‘What is it this time?’
Every time that name came out of her mouth, he felt like he had neurosis.
“Her birthday is in three days and she is throwing a party at her house. May I attend? It is a small gathering and she’s only inviting close friends.”
‘She’s going out too often these days.’
It was all because of that tomboyish daughter of the Milton Baron.
Kate Milton was the only daughter amongst many sons in the Baron household. She was their daughter born after four sons and the Baron of Milton loved her whole-heartedly.
Kate was mixed in with four boys due to her father’s leniency with her and became famous for her tomboyish ways. It was rumored that the Baron of Milton was now troubled due to his over-indulgence.
There was no reason for Hugo to be so interested in knowing about the daughter of his vassal but the problem was that she had become a friend of his wife.
Unlike the gentle Lucia, Kate was very active and she was eager to involve Lucia in her activities.
“Why do you have to go to celebrate her birthday?”
“It’s more that I want to visit my friend’s home rather than having to celebrate her birthday.”
Since she wanted to go, she started her pitiful look attack. Hugo who unfortunately couldn’t tear Lady Milton off from Lucia, felt the back of his head ache.
Still, the birthday party was better compared to events in the past. Since it was an event for only women, he candidly approved.
“And… after the birthday party ends, there is a night party too…”
‘Fucking Lady Milton. Of course, there’s one’.
Hugo hurled curses inwardly. Every time he saw the baron, it was at the tip of his tongue to tell the Baron to make sure his daughter stays away from his wife.
No matter how unhappy he was, Kate hadn’t caused any harm so he didn’t have any reason to do so.
Moreover, the Baron of Milton was a very loyal vassal. He did not want to deprive Lucia of the pleasure of meeting with her friend.
“Can I sleep there for a day?” (Lucia)
“You are a married woman. Are you saying you will be staying overnight?”
“…As expected, I can’t do that, right? I will just attend the party and come back.”
She said sulkily and readily gave up. She did not pester him about it anymore. Her behavior in bed went in a completely different direction from his predictions.
She had never once pressed him for a gift, advocated or slandered someone but it only made his head hurt more. He’d rather she asked for jewelry. Or go shopping. He had wanted to say these words several times but stopped himself.
“I will send you in a carriage so return in the morning.” (Hugo)
He released a small sigh and gave his consent.
“I will do that! Do you really agree?!”
“Does leaving your husband alone make you that excited?”
His hand tightened around her waist and Lucia peeked at him, studying his eyes.
“It’s only for a day… you left for three to four days for your fiefdom inspection.”
“That is different.”
Hugo abruptly caught her pouting lips, biting them. He held her startled and moving chin tightly and pushed his tongue deep into her small mouth. As he rampaged all over her lips and released them, her face flushed and her eyes grew misty.
He turned her body to one side, hugged her body, placed his lips on her neck and began licking her neck extensively while grabbing her bosom.
“As the days go by, your retorts are increasing. Aren’t you a virtuous wife that believes her husband’s words are like the sky?”
“I was told it’s not attractive…if I behave too virtuously.”
His forehead creased slightly. But still, he had noticed that her sharp retorts had increased recently and wondered where she heard the nonsense advice that she had in her head now.
“Are you learning seduction techniques?”
“Tech- it’s not a technique.”
“And who is this teacher of yours?”
‘Ah…really that damn Lady Milton.’
“The teacher and the student is reversed, isn’t it? The daughter of the Baron of Milton is still unmarried.”
“Lady Milton is a charming lady so I wanted to learn…”
The red-haired Kate was a woman that exuded a charm completely opposite from Lucia. She had energetic features, a confident voice, a captivating presence while carrying a conversation and was never attracted by the courtship of men.
Lucia was envious of all of that. Kate had parents who gave her unsparingly and protective older brothers. She had everything that Lucia did not have.
“Who is learning from who? You are a Duchess. You are at the peak of the northern social status.”
He lay Lucia on her side and embrace her from behind. He kneaded her chest while roughly inserting his center in between her legs and rubbing on her butt.
“It is good to meet up but I absolutely refuse for you to learn the tomboyish ways of the Milton Baron’s daughter. So my wife, don’t lose your virtuousness or I will give you a curfew.” (1)
From behind, he slowly opened her up as his hard penis pushed against her and finally entered. Lucia’s buttocks and his thighs were tightly pressed together. The two bodies became one.
Lucia was very ecstatic when he began to push his full length inside of her. The feeling of him inside her gave her a sense of satisfaction.
“You’re doing well. Just continue doing what you’ve been doing.”
Hugo had no intention of tolerating even the slightest deviation for his wife. In his eyes, she was very gentle and sweet.
Whenever he laid his eyes on her, the peace and comfort that was there, was increasingly captivating to him.
He lifted his upper body and thrusted in repeatedly. It wasn’t a position that penetrated her deeply but he knew that she secretly enjoyed this position and that was because it was less powerful and moderately stimulating.
He pulled out shortly and she let out a moan as she gasped for breath.
Summer was coming to an end.
I love Kate so much. The way this chapter ended made me think we were entering a new arc and I was correct! ┌(^⌣^)┘♪
(1). I guess one could also say lady-likeness here instead of virtuous.