Episode 26: My Wife (4)
T/N: Bonus 4~
“Right, when it comes to a relationship, I think the people involved should handle it among themselves. I don’t want to be involved so I will simply tell you the facts.”
Dionna’s eyes shook.
She thought they already got over that earlier so why was it being mentioned again?
“You must have been surprised to hear that Tarkan helped me when I fainted in the bathroom yesterday.”
Aristine crossed her legs and said.
A man and woman, alone in a bathroom. It was the perfect situation for a misunderstanding.
Dionna’s mouth flapped open and closed.
Aristine’s words had an odd nuance to them.
If Dionna claimed that she wasn’t surprised, then there was a chance that it might be perceived as Dionna being unfazed by Aristine collapsing.
While Dionna was choosing her words, Aristine continued speaking, “I took a bath by myself and when I hadn’t come out after a while, Tarkan came in. And naturally, he found me unconscious.”
Dionna bit her lips harshly.
It was hard to decide what to say in response to Aristine describing the process of her fall. She might be able to think of something if she took her time and pondered but it was hard to think right now.
The image of Tarkan saving Aristine was drawn vividly before her eyes.
To her, it only sounded like Aristine was bragging about her relationship and the fact that they could go in and out of the bathroom together.
“It’s not like we took a bath together, or something was going on—it was absolutely nothing of the sort.”
Aristine emphasized, then she made up her mind and opened her mouth again, “Also, I know how it sounds but…Tarkan and I doing that in bed after…that was just to cure my hypothermia.”
Aristine tried to sound as calm as possible. She was honestly embarrassed. She could feel heat rising on her cheek.
For a moment, Dionna couldn’t understand and stared at Aristine blankly.
Gradually, her breathing became rougher.
‘Doing that in bed? What did they do?!’
Of course, Dionna knew about common folk remedies.
‘Don’t they usually strip naked and hug to warm up—.’
“No need to say it in such a roundabout way,” Umiru shrugged, “You can just say he hugged you naked all night long.”
She grinned and seeing the embarrassment on Aristine’s face, she opened her mouth to tease some more.
“His Highness Tarkan has already done worse on the bed anyway…the bed even broke.”
And the confirmation acted as a final shot.
Dionna’s face was dyed with shock. Her head dropped down and she bit her lips.
Every time people talked about Aristine and Tarkan’s first night, she felt like her throat was going to burn from the anger rising from her chest.
But now what?
‘You’re telling me His Highness Tarkan isn’t just attracted to her body?’
He didn’t do anything but hug Aristine all night to help her heal. Wasn’t she just showing off?
That Tarkan wasn’t just infatuated with her body but actually cherished her.
He protected her, held her tightly…not just physically but emotionally too.
Dionna’s shoulders trembled.
It didn’t even occur to her to calm down or consider that she shouldn’t be reacting like this.
She was blinded with rage.
Meanwhile, Aristine was looking at Umiru, stupefied.
‘Why would you say that right now!’
All that did was fan flames.
‘Of course, Dionna must know that nothing happened between Tarkan and I on the first night but still!’
Tarkan must have told her already.
But Dionna’s head was lowered, and she didn’t seem happy at all.
‘Come on, isn’t she your girlfriend? Take care of her.’
She looked at Tarkan while thinking that, but he didn’t seem like he was going to comfort Dionna at all.
Rather, he was looking at Dionna with a frown on his face, like he was dissatisfied with something.
In the end, it was up to Aristine to comfort Dionna.
—Is what she thought, but she had no choice if she wanted to resolve this love triangle.
You guys have the best relationship.
I can never interject.
Wanting to convey that, Aristine opened her mouth.
“My relationship with Tarkan is through a political marriage. It’s different from people who are romantically involved.”
Aristine’s sudden words thrust through Tarkan’s chest like a dagger. The warriors were startled and turned to Tarkan.
Not even a powerful demonic beast could pierce through Tarkan’s heart. But Aristine’s thoughtlessly thrown words were like a direct blow.
Her sudden attack did not stop there.
“Besides, to Tarkan, I am a bothersome person.”
“What?” Tarkan frowned and asked back.
“Why are you so surprised? You told me that yourself.”
Tarkan began to say but froze mid-sentence.
《You are a really bothersome woman. 》
Because the words he said some time ago echoed through his mind.
Tarkan was caught off guard.
He didn’t mean it like that. Even he didn’t really know what he meant. But at the very least, he didn’t intend to make Aristine have such a defeated expression.
‘…Looks like he really said that.’
Tarkan’s reaction was very telling.
The warriors were looking at Tarkan with worry but after seeing that, their expressions turned peculiar.
They looked at Tarkan with narrowed eyes. Same went for Umiru and the court ladies.
How could he say such a thing to Aristine?
However, Aristine, the person concerned, was calm. She gazed at Dionna, who had lifted her head at some point.
Upon hearing that Tarkan called Aristine bothersome, joy spread across Dionna’s face.
Aristine spoke to Dionna, feeling a little disillusioned now.
“So, you can rest easy.”
But instead of Dionna responding, a response came from right next to her.
It was Tarkan.
“Why do say that to Dionna?”
He stared at Aristine’s face and asked. He had been feeling strange about this situation since earlier but was just watching.
When Aristine first mentioned a lover, his only thought was, ‘Did Dionna get a lover? But what does that have to do with Aristine?’.
However, the conversation that followed was strange.
Aristine was talking about what happened with Tarkan. And almost as if she was making an excuse.
Tarkan watched Aristine blink as if she was taken aback.
“Huh? That’s obvious.”
Only then did Dionna come to her senses and she hurriedly called out to Aristine.
Seeing Aristine’s gaze turn to Dionna, Tarkan grabbed Aristine by the shoulder. Her purple eyes were filled with Tarkan again.
“Tell me. What’s obvious?”
“Well, you and Dionna are lovers, no?”
Tarkan was struck speechless.
“And a very passionate pair at that. I heard you’ve been in love for a long time. Dionna is the only woman you consider special, and I know all about your mother acknowledging her as her daughter-in-law.”
OMFG!!! THIS IS SO GOOD THANK YOU!!! I can’t wait to read the next chapter!!!
I’m screaaaaaaming!!! So glad she finally got revealed 😈 now how will our Tarkan react 😋
Thank you for the translations Ruby!!
Talking about friendly fire.. It’s hilarious how she dropped bomb, staked Tarkan’s heart, and ruined Dionna’s life in a single strike.. Go My Queen! Thanks in bunches for the bonuses.. ❤❤❤
I bet Mukali already forgot but he should be glad an even bigger bomb was dropped. Ahahaha. He lives another day.
Yassss! And that right there is a work of art. Two bs birds with one shot. Let’s hope he thinks before he opens his mouth this time.
OMG AND IN FRONT OF EVERYONE TOO!!!! THIS IS AMAZING
As much as I’m glad Dionna finally gets what’s coming to her, I feel that this development is a bit weird. So far, we’ve seen Aristine trying to convince the court ladies about her good relationship with Tarkan e.g the talk about their marriage night. But now all of sudden, she revealed that her relationship with Tarkan is purely political. I get if it’s only in front of the generals as she might assumed that they were already aware of it. But to do so in front of the court ladies and Umiru as well?! Not a wise move by Aristine.
Anyway, thanks as always for the brilliant translations. Yayy for the bonus chapters, can’t wait for the next ones 😄
I have a feeling though that they don’t believe it seeing as they can see Tarkan’s reaction while this is happening.
Yeah it doesn’t make sense for her to say this all of a sudden. It also doesn’t make sense that no one knew who she was talking about until she literally said it. The subtext made it obvious she was talking about Tarkan as the lover but none of the people in the room realized it somehow.
but saying they have political marriage doesn’t erase their “compatibility” tho. their marriage can be harmonious AND purely political. all the warriors and court ladies never saw tarkan as romantic type, they thought their relationship had love but never thought tarkan could change because of that. meanwhile what aristine wanted the others to know was they had peaceful marriage. not romantic. basically what aristine was trying to show others and what others understood were both different things. im not articulate so the wording is all a mess but hopefully it still makes sense
The court ladies are dealing with the flower vase, no? Or did they come back and I missed it?
Now I am confused as well.. Lol
I think she just prioritised Tarkan as he is her business partner and she didn’t want his relationship woth Dionna to mess with her money making plans.
Well, Umiru asked Aristine if they could be friends, and she accepted it. So, maybe Aristine thought that it doesn’t matter if Umiru knows since they are friends, Aristine trust her. And for the court ladys… maybe is the same? Aristine could trust in them since their already prove being loyal to Aristine and Tarkan. And I can’t remember Aristine trying to convince them that they are in love; besides, Aristine just let them make their own assumptions and she didn’t corrected them. I could be wrong, though.
Sorry if some bad English, I’m no native speaker 🙂
She never did actually convince anyone that their relationship was good. She never bothered to correct the misunderstanding which just became bigger and bigger. It was the court ladies that assumed that their relationship was good.
I think Aristine under the impression that everyone know that Dionna is the real lover.
She only made sure keep the appearance on public.
FINALLY!!! THE MOST EXCITING PART 🤩
Now the Aristine drop the right bomb on dionna who really deserve it 😂 can’t wait for the next chapter 🤩
thank you so much for the updates ❤❤❤
Yeeeeees!!! Finally!! Burn Dionna burn!! 🔥
Wooow 😮💨😮💨😮💨🙄🙄🙄😬😬🙄🤐 the cat has been let out of the bag… can someone sponsor chapter 175 please 🙏… I can’t wait for Tuesday… thank you miss Ruby
OOOOOOHHHHHHHHH THE TORCH HAS BEEN THROWN TO THE PITTTTT LETS GOOOO
Omgg yaaaaas finally dionna got exposed, I’m dying to read what happens next.
Thank you so much for the multiple update and translation 💕💕💕
Thank you very much, I really appreciate your work
FINALLY OMAYGHAAAAAAAAD, THEIR RELATIONSHIP CAN FINALLY PROGRESS GODDEYM
Lmfaooooo!! Get rekt Dionna you BITCH!! WOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Wow sangat menarik bukan.
Saat kepolosan mengalahkan kejahatan hahaha
FL kita ini polos tapi dia tidak bodoh ini yang aku suka darinya.
Ah…… aku mencintai mu kak ruby anda yang terbaik.
Semoga perlindungan Tuhan selalu bersama mu
That’s my girl!!! 🤣🤣 Thank you for chapter, Ruby Sama 😍🙏🏼💜💜💜
Hahahaha xD Aristine hit two people with one stone xD, finally we can read the resolution of this bad misunderstanding!! \o/
I’m dying to see how Tarkan will act now🖤🖤🖤 RIP Dionna uwur
Thank you so so much for this double bonus Miss ruby 🖤🖤
Thank you, Ruby-nim~
Yes ! Finally, next chapter is going to be so good.
Thank you so much for the many updates !
God. Finally. I have honestly been getting so fed up with this story. So many damn misunderstandings. I like the characters, but I hate how stupid Aristine can be. Yes, I get that she was locked away so doesn’t know how to always interact, but if she’d just fucking TALK instead of assuming shit all the time. Or believe random fucks who she’s not even close to, but then not speak to her literal husband about it.
Oh I thought Mukali is the one who will be die soon, but it looks like Diona’s life is shorter than him now.
Thank you, Ruby-nim☺💜
Ahahahahaha sike bitch
I read the spoilers and Tarkan and Mukai’s reactions are gold 💛💛💛
Can’t wait for the next chapter. It will be sooo precious ❤️
Thank you for your amazing translations 🥰
Where do you read the spoilers?
Thank you for the Bonus Chapters!!! I can’t wait to read what will happen next!!
Ughhh finally I’ve been dying waiting for it to be revealed now Diona will find it hard to interact with Tarkan and especially Durante… But I have a second doubt for our Aristene… Cuz sometimes she’s to innocent to this kind of things or should I said oblivious
ayooo its about to go downnnn
U done man
Omg!! I’m soo excited for the next!
Thanks for this chapter ♥️
Thank you for the chapter
Thank you very much for the chapter!!!
the story is great!!!!
Thank you very much for the translation, really thank you!
i love this story
I cackled!! muhahaha Dionna I hope she suffers a bit more now that the gig is up
The cat is out of the box 😆💀🥳 Finally!
Excuse my portuguese but agora o pau vai quebrar na cabeça dessa quenga. Próximo capítulo vai ter Dionna sendo escalada pra jogar no Vasco e que descanse em paz.
BAHAGAGHAHAHAHAHSHSHSHDHXHUCUDJEHFUFIRIHAHAHHSHSHAHSHAHAHAHAHHAHSHHAHAHSHSHAHAHAHAHHAHAGDGSHHAVA SHAME ON YOU STUPID FEMALE DOG BAHAGAGAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OH GOD I AM SO OVERHOYED RIGHT NOW