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Lucia Chapter 104 [part 2]

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Three days had passed by. The outrageous events committed by the Mad Dog Krotin had quickly spread throughout the high society. The nobles flocked towards news of the completely unexpected and rare incident. When people were alone, they all talked about the same topic. While calling it a terrible incident with a concerned look on their face, they all enjoyed watching someone else’s house on fire.

Roy was arrested for the crime of murder. The dispatched royal knights were worried about what to do if Roy refused to be arrested and ran away, but unexpectedly, he was obedient and let himself get tied up with a rope.

Princess Katherine’s private break room became a crime scene and access to the room was thoroughly prevented, except for the parties concerned, and the investigation team, who went through the room numerous times.

Lucia had quickly returned home, without knowing the truth of the incident that day. The guards that were waiting for her outside the palace had gone into the party hall to request for her to return home first, and she couldn’t refuse them. And after she returned home, she was once again examined by the doctor to check her physical condition, then she was stuck inside the ducal residence for the three whole days.

The ducal residence was under heavy emergency security measures that not even water could slip through. Before the Duke left the capital, the guard captain was entrusted with full authority during a state of emergency. The ducal residence was now in a state of thorough protection as if a war had taken place.

The palace had tried to call the Duchess in as a witness on multiple occasions, but the messenger didn’t even get to see the Duchess’ face before returning.

“The Duchess cannot go alone to the palace over such an unsavory incident while the Duke is absent.”

After receiving the firm refusal from the guard captain, the King was somewhat displeased. But he had no other choice. To bring in the Duchess, they would have to fight the knights protecting the ducal residence, and that would mean a war with the Duke of Taran. Kwiz had no intention of ever becoming enemies with the Taran family.

Once Fabian found out that an incident had occurred, he immediately sent an urgent message to the Duke. And afterwards, every time he got new information, he would sent additional messages. He made sure that by the time the Duke arrived at the capital, he would be fully up to date with what Fabian had found out.

Currently, the Taran family Information Division was fiercely gathering information. They didn’t hold back on spending money and made use of all the connections that they could mobilize.

And on the fourth day since the incident, Fabian came to the ducal residence. He came to give a report to the Madam on the situation that had developed in the meantime.

Fabian couldn’t ignore the messages that Jerome kept sending about how the Madam couldn’t eat properly or even sleep, and at this rate, it would become a huge problem. When he thought of it, it was huge blow to Roy, but when the lord returned, the Madam’s health was more important than Roy’s life.

Last night, Fabian got special consideration from the King and was able to meet Roy secretly, without anyone knowing.

In the dungeon, Roy looked relaxed as if the solitary prison cell was his vacation site. He lay stretched out on the floor, supporting his head with his arm, and as soon as he saw Fabian, he waved his hand.[1]

“Yo. You came?” (Roy)

Fabian’s blood pressure suddenly shot up and he grit his teeth.

“You crazy fucker! ‘You came?’ Yes! I came! What makes you so peaceful when you’re making other people run around day and night, huh?” (Fabian)

“Should I cry then?” (Roy)

“Ugh…I shouldn’t even have asked. I knew you would cause this kind of trouble one day. But, if you were going to do it anyways, at least do something that can be handled, damn you.” (Fabian)

Fabian cursed Roy out to his heart’s content, but Roy merely cleaned his ears out with a bored expression from behind the bars. Seeing this sight, Fabian got even more upset and had to pat down his chest.

From the day he was arrested till now, Roy had not said a single word about the incident. The reason why the King had sent in Fabian, was because he wanted Fabian to persuade Roy to release information about the facts of the incident, even if it was just a little bit.

Formally, Roy was imprisoned in the dungeons as a vicious criminal, but apart from that, he didn’t receive any other rough treatment. There was no full-scale investigation yet, he was in one piece, eating the food served in the dungeon on schedule, and basically doing well.

“Speak. I have confirmed that there isn’t anyone around listening.” (Fabian)

Roy relayed the situation at the time to Fabian, just as he had seen it. It was Fabian’s job to listen to the information, infer, and piece things together.

“Why did you kill David? If you had let him live at least, this situation wouldn’t be so dark, you know.” (Fabian)

“If I had spared his life, there would be trouble later. Since if I spare him, trouble, if I kill him, also trouble, then killing him is better.” (Roy)

“Cruel bastard. Beast. It’s terrible that a guy like you has walked freely under the sun till now. Bloody fucker.” (Fabian)

Fabian was overwhelmed with anger again and after fuming, he continued to speak.

“Why did you kill the Countess in a place with so many witnesses? You could have easily escaped by yourself. Because of that, you put yourself between a rock and a hard place, and you’ve become a criminal caught in the act.”

“That’s why I am saying…”

“What?”

“Show me evidence I killed her then I’ll believe I did. It has to look like I acted crazy by myself so that there’s no connection to the Madam and the lord, no?”[2]

The guy is a lunatic, but he’s a bright lunatic, Fabian thought.

“There’s no one with an intact sanity serving under my lord.”

Fabian spat out, lamentingly.

“I thought I had to kill the woman before she opened her mouth. But wow. It’s really amazing. That woman’s face changed as soon as she died. How did that happen?”

Fabian groaned loudly then replied.

“A magical tool. A property of the Duke of Ramis House. Although now they claim that it was stolen from their ducal residence.”

There were a lot of suspicious points about the late Countess of Falcon, so the royal family left Roy alone and concentrated on the Countess first.

She used a magical tool claimed to have been lost from the Duke of Ramis House, pretended to be a handmaid, used Katherine’s breakroom unauthorized, and poisonous substances were discovered in the ring on her hand.

They couldn’t get a confession since she was already dead, but they were unhesitatingly tearing through the Countess of Falcon’s mansion and businesses.

“Do you know what your biggest sin is right now?” (Fabian)

“I killed someone.”

“Right. I don’t know about the others, but the problem of killing the Duke’s heir is huge. Well, that’s that. But why did you use your weapon when you killed the Countess? You secretly brought your weapon into the palace without getting permission. They can charge you with attempted assassination of the king.”

Roy scratched his chin and said.

“…Just habitually…”[3]

“…Just die.”

 

END OF BOOK 6.

 


Translator’s Corner:

[1] Because this is a flash back, the author doesn’t use “ ”, instead uses ‘ ’. But I didn’t want confusion with thoughts, so I used “”. If you would prefer for me to italicize the conversation to show some difference, tell me.

[2] This might be confusing but the raw is exactly this. ‘Show me evidence I killed her and i’ll believe’. I think he’s being snarky because I mean, technically he didn’t kill her. He killed a handmaid.

[3] I would have translated this as ‘I just habitually…’ but the author used 그냥 to start both sentences. I think it shows Fabian’s annoyance in picking the same word, so I wanted to keep that.

Note: Fabian curses…A TON in this chapter.

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48 Comments

  1. Leory

    Love you Roy🥰🥰🥰
    Thanks for the chapter.

    56+

  2. OHtheNovelty

    Dang, Roy is secretly a genius and nobody knew lol

    Don’t kill him, please author, pleeeeeaaase 😢😢

    Thanks for the chapter! 😘

    39+

  3. neisya87

    LOLOL….. thats Roy for you!! XDD
    “There’s no one with an intact sanity serving under my lord.” — thants mean you too Mr. Fabian XD

    19+

  4. Kalmaegi

    “Just die.” As expected of Roy, he might not care about conventional rules but even mad he’s quite brilliant. Better take out the trouble by the roots and cut off any avenue for revenge.

    10+

  5. Miaka_Mei

    Lol mad dog, but a genius yet foolish one. XD
    Tq for the translation!

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    • MoonYk

      Tbh, I want both the eldest Ramis guy and countess Falcon to be tortured.

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  6. Miss Percy

    Thanks for the update. 🙂

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    • MoonYk

      Also to make them experience near-death a lot and despair with regret that they messed up with the house of Taran (especially the beloved wife of Duke Taran). I’ll just imagine that they are going to be tortured every day, living their next moments in life like hell or more like worse than hell.

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      • MoonYk

        I just hope Duke Taran chop down their corpse and feed them to the crocos.

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  7. Kathy Santos

    Now, what would Hugo’s face look like when he went back?
    Attempting to defame and murder his wife. Tut tut.
    It’ll be a chaos.
    Thank you for the chapter Ruby-nim!

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  8. wen121

    I feel like they died so easy 😭 I don’t feel satisfied

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    • muffintopgoddess

      Same here

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  9. francheska

    Oh Roy, I like it so much :'( I hope they can take it out, although everything is very complicated.
    thank you for the episode! luck with your studies

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  10. asd

    Oh Roy.. You’re so precious, I know nothing’s going to happen to you….

    1+

  11. ichibaka1i

    my man Roy is too damn chillax and I like it

    1+

  12. kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! I expect Hugh to come in and just say “Good job.” to Roy. XD

    1+

  13. fan63

    When the autopsies are done will they find poison in the maids and guards? I hope so! Exposing the Countess was good because it raised the question of why the disguise?…Why did she bring the women to the break room?… Why was she even there? Was she invited? Why did she send a false message to the princess? And so many more.

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    • Lunaluuuna5

      They wont ever know that she sent a false message to the princess since the maid that knew how she looked like is dead and so is the hand maiden. I dont think that Kathrine and her attendants will be involved in this cuz Kwiz lol
      Theres no way he would let his precious sister come in harems way so….

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  14. Beebee

    Thank you for the chapter. ♥️ If the Duke comes back I think he will be able to free Roy. Not only that give him a promotion once he gets the whole picture since the Duke would have done the same! Don’t mess with the Dutchess…

    1+

  15. Moon-2

    Thank you very much for the translation.
    Ms. Ruby, I want you to do very well in the final exams.
    I hope the author does not kill Roy !!! but from what I’ve always known about novels, they always kill one of the good ones … I’m already afraid of the continuation! Hugo !!! Come save your most loyal man please!

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  16. muffintopgoddess

    As always, amazing job Ms Ruby…

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  17. Subhadra

    Well, very hopefully, Roy will live.
    Bcz logically the king would not kill Roy aka the Lord Taran’s trusted knight sans Hugo’s permission.
    Also, …just habitually.
    ….just Die.
    Oh Fabian! Isn’t it bcz you can’t let him die that you’re running around day n night to solve the mess he created and even come to visit him in the dungeons, you’re so concerned about him. Tsuntsun deredere. You curse so well

    1+

  18. liyahseull

    “Yo. You come?” 😂😂 hahaha

    1+

  19. Nionnn

    Im so surprised that everyone’s brushing off the fact that this story becomes darker and just laugh it off 😂 i wonder how many years will it take for me to read these scenes in the manhwa? 😭😂

    1+

    • moto

      It’s always been pretty dark since the start. It always glossed over it and hinted how depressing it was.

      But the fluff between Lucia and the Duke kept it pretty lighthearted and smutty. So you forgot about those parts.

      Also, the affected party except the poor maids and guards totally deserve instant death they got. Walked into the lions den in bunny slippers while covered in ketchup and expected to come out alive.

      Really excellent writing from the author. Even more so with ruby and shadow translating and editing.

      1+

  20. Sami

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  21. 🌻 Vanessa 🌻

    Thank you for the new chapter!! ❤️
    I finally caught up…. Nooooo. 😱

    1+

    • Miss Ruby

      Oof. There’ll be an update soon.

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  22. Ameba Artist

    Love ya royyyyy. Pleass be safee

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  23. Yuhee

    Ha! That Anita died too easily! I wanted to slapped her with the truth 1st (that lucia&Hugo is truly in love) then torture her(😈) then she can go die.. 🤭 aye, im turning violent.

    1+

  24. daniellem93

    Oh gosh, Sir Roy just keeps getting better! He’s been one of my favorites from the start!

    1+

  25. Dina1604

    Wowwww… Thank u for u r hard work
    Love this story, exciting, thrilling, awe…

    First i thought lucia was an innocent girl but wow… She full with charm.

    1+

  26. Arthdaal

    Fabian is so funny lol

    1+

  27. ladykattz

    I mean the countess had it coming and all but I didn’t expect her to die this fast.

    1+

  28. Aoi

    Roy is so cute. Truly a mad dog XD

    1+

  29. Aryl

    ha ha habits are hard to die.

    1+

  30. Icebear999999

    Hahahahah Oh Roy

    1+

  31. UntappedChaos

    Ahhh, Roy. You’re the absolute pick. Great husband material. XDD

    1+

  32. Nekocchi

    After reading this chapter I feel like my tears from previous chapter was a waste
    Gimme back my tears Roy xD

    1+

  33. Ai Cutez

    I love Roy 🤣🤣🤣

    1+

  34. funfactor14

    I ship Katherine with Roy even more now.😏😏😏🤗🤗🤗

    1+

  35. Intertwinedinside

    You know. I was reading this with so much tense. Just. I am so afraid of Roy. I’m not supposed to, since our Duke is awesome, I believe Roy will get away, but I am afraid. Like THAT afraid of Roy’s wellbeing…..

    1+

  36. meii

    ROY BEST BOY!!!!

    THANK YOU MISS RUBY!!

    take care and stay safe.

    1+

  37. Elizabeth Aguilar

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but it’s better that Roy killed all the countess and count. It would have been a mess for everyone else involved. I think that the Duke can find a way to free him.b

    1+

  38. Mitsuki000

    Hahaha I love their interactions xD Roy is the best!! <3 And he is right. If he had let them live, then the trouble would have involved Lucia and Hugh, but if he killed everyone then the blame would only be put on him. That was a really selfless act with his masters as his top priority. Such a loyal boy uwu <3

    Thank you so much for your hard work!! <3

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  39. Raison d'etre

    I feel really sorry for the maids & guards that had those horrible deaths. They were so unlucky to be involved in that damn incident.
    Damn that bish Anita Falcon & the most useless Ramis’ family member!!! They didn’t deserve to die that easily.

    I honestly don’t think anybody could save Roy from any punishments awaited him. Not even Hugh or Kwiz could help.
    It was an undeniable fact that Roy secretly brought a weapon, then killed people inside the palace (the palace guards & the palace maids, & 2 nobles, at that), with reasons that he wouldn’t reveal to the public, ever.
    What’s left would be the Taran couple had a huge debt to him, especially Lucia. She surely would be devastated if Roy got heavy punishments & sacrificed himself for her.
    Well, I think Kwiz also owed his life to Roy somehow, during the time Roy tasked to guard him. So he supposed to feel indebted to Roy, too.

    Aaahh, poor Roy 😭😭😭
    He’s still so cool till the end.
    Really wish a miracle happen to solve his situation.

    Almost forgot. Thanks for the chapter, Ruby.
    & sorry for my long rant 😁

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    • Raison d'etre

      Almost forgot. Thanks for the chapter, Ruby.
      & sorry for my long rant 😁

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