Ch. 183 Do You Understand? (2)
When the party was in full swing, Carlisle and Helen headed for the room upstairs. She had prepared the place in advance so that they wouldn’t be disturbed no matter what happened here. She expected to spend a very long night with him. Helen gave a secret smile at the thought.
“Your Highness, will you please take your jacket off?”
Carlisle removed it without a reply. Helen swallowed hard as she noticed his muscled form was hinted underneath his tight shirt.
“I’ll have it cleaned, so please wait here, Your Highness.”
She rushed outside the room with Carlisle’s jacket. Standing by the front door was Sarah, holding a tray of tea she had prepared. She had arrived at the party late and looked nervous, but Helen was so excited that she took no notice of it.
“I think the prince has fallen in love with me.”
Despite Sarah’s confused reaction, Helen continued on ecstatically.
“Instead of getting angry when I spilled wine on him, he looked at me in the eyes, and then…he followed me here.”
Sarah’s reaction was more muted than usual, but Helen’s mood was soaring.
“Maybe I don’t even need to use what I’ve prepared.”
“So you’re not going to use it?”
“What are you saying! Of course with enough time he’ll come over to me, but I want him tonight.”
Helen turned over her wrist, spilling the aphrodisiac from the jeweled bracelet into the tea. Her eyes glistened greedily. Once Carlisle drank this, it would be all over. He would lust after her body like an animal, and Helen would be the poor young lady who was forced to lose her chastity to him. At that point, Carlisle would have no choice but to take responsibility. She had the backing of Marquis Selby and Empress Ophelia, and Carlisle would not be able to refuse her. And after entering the palace, perhaps she could poison Elena and take the position of Crown Princess one day.
‘It would be nice to have a child tonight…’
There would be no greater power than to bear Carlisle’s first child, and made sure to eat foods that promoted pregnancy. She smiled and took the tray from Sarah.
“You can go now. Keep an eye so that no one else comes here. Do you understand?”
Sarah gave a nod. At any other time, her lukewarm reaction would be suspicious, but Helen simply smiled at the rosy future unfolding before her eyes. She entered back into the room where Carlisle was waiting, holding the tea with a brightened look on her face.
The time had finally arrived. However, Carlisle was simply sitting on an armchair looking bored. She admired the slender length of his crossed legs, but he looked completely uninterested in her entrance. She cleared her throat.
Only at the noise did Carlisle’s blue eyes shift. He frowned at her and spoke.
“Did you go yet?”
“Come back when the cleaning is done. Don’t bother me.”
She was stunned speechless by his cold reaction. She thought they had a special connection. Helen’s expression began to wrinkle slowly.
“Your Highness, if you knew who I was, you would be ashamed by how I am being treated.”
An unfriendly light shone in Carlisle’s eyes.
“Who are you?”
“You’ve already met me and you’re pretending you’ve already forgotten—”
“You want me ask who you are?”
Helen winced at the hostility in his voice. Carlisle could easily catch anyone’s eye, but standing in the line of his charisma was an intense experience. Helen suddenly remembered the time he casually appeared at a party with a man’s severed head. She had almost forgotten about it.
Helen was confused in how to answer. When her and Elena fought at that party, she had faced Carlisle. She couldn’t believe that he had already forgotten her. Before now, she assumed that she didn’t have a large impression on him, but in reality she was completely nonexistent to him.
Helen bit her lip before putting on a smile.
“I’m Helen Selby. I thought you’d be lonely waiting alone, but I can help you with that…”
Helen placed the silver tray on the table, and handed over the tea laced with aphrodisiac.
“I prepared this as an apology for ruining your clothes, so please accept this. I won’t feel relieved otherwise. I will take my leave if you accept my sincere apology.”
Despite Helen’s meek demeanor, Carlisle’s stony expression did not soften. However, he accepted the cup and slowly lifted it to his lips, as he even found exchanging words with her annoying.
He paused before he took a sip and inhaled the scent of the tea. Suddenly, his eyes turned sharp. His mouth twisted into a smile, and when he spoke his voice was terrifying cold.
But before he could even finish, the door to the room burst open. Imperial guards streamed into the room, led by none other by Elena. As if that weren’t enough, a large number of nobles had gathered when they saw something was happening.
Elena observed Carlisle and Helen alone in the room, then addressed the guards behind her.
Helen’s eyes trembled violently.
“What the hell is this?”
“If you have any excuses, say it at interrogation room of the Imperial Palace, Lady Selby.”
As soon as Elena finished speaking, the guards behind her rushed over and grabbed Helen by both her arms. They also took the tea on the table as evidence.
Helen began yelling hysterically.
“Let go of me! Don’t you dare! How can you do this to me?”
Elena stared at Helen with a cold expression and replied in a steel-hard voice.
“I was informed that you placed a drug in the teacup. We’ll find out what the ingredients are. However, you must realize that you can be charged with murder even attempting such a plan.”
Helen’s eyes widened in shock. She had simply used an aphrodisiac. Even if it was revealed that she had no intention of murder, she and her family could be destroyed at the hands of society.
“What are you talking about? I never intended to kill him. I just…just…”
Helen was unable to connect her words, and Elena continued to glare down at her.
“Whatever your intentions are, just trying to secretly place something in the Crown Prince’s drink is enough to accuse you of murder. Do you understand?”