MY UNKNOWN HUSBAND, VOLUME 2 - Season 4 Episode 92
C Island, which covered an area of only 160,000 square kilometers, stood in the boundless sea. The deep blue waters surrounding the island seamlessly melded with the blue skies.
Nina fell into a coma after she was exposed to the torrential rain in Spring City. She regained consciousness several times. In her hazy state, she recognized no one, only seeing blurry figures in front of her, before her consciousness faded away again.
The next thing she knew, she was in her bedroom on the Scher Mountain. The huge crystal light glittered overhead, and the breeze that wafted in from the balcony carried the unique smell of C Island.
Nina glanced around the room. Her bedroom looked exactly the same as she had left it two years ago—not a single piece of furniture or decor was changed.
“What happened?” Nina opened her mouth. “Why am I home?”
Nina initially thought that she was in a dream, so she tossed aside the covers and ran to the balcony. She looked toward the direction of C Island, and the sight of the many distinctive buildings of the island greeted her eyes.
She looked down and saw a dreamlike mirage on the pearlescent aqua sea—it was Scher Mountain.
Right now, Nina was in the Scher Mountain castle, where the royal family of C Island resided. This was her home.
Scher Mountain was located on a white mudflat in the bay of C Island. The castle towered against the blue sky, its architecture imposing and mysterious.
Every evening when the rising tide came, the waves would rush over like ten thousand horses, drowning the entire beach and surrounding Scher Mountain in a natural moat. Within that span of time, the place was a lonely island, silent and detached from the rest of the world.
When the sun rose, the fog did not dissipate. At the foot of the mountain, one could see a green grass field, which gave way to a moonlit white beach.
This stretch of sand connected the mountain to the rest of C Island.
There were only two roads at the foot of Scher Mountain, one of which was a wooden boardwalk that led to the azure sea. When the tide rose, this path would be submerged, only to emerge again when the tide receded.
This was Nina and Leon’s favorite place. Every time the tide came in, they would walk barefoot on the planks, savoring the night breeze and the cold sea water.
The other was an asphalt road that led to the mainland of C Island. The road was built on an elevated bridge, with platoons of guards standing on both sides.
Pedestrians and vehicles passing through must be strictly checked before they could proceed.
Nina rubbed her eyes and opened them again. The touch of her hand against her skin was solid and real, and the castle’s reflection was still there.
She really was back.
Nina closed her eyes and tried to recall what happened. The last memory she remembered was passing out under the heavy rain. When she opened her eyes, she had returned to the place of her birth.
“Your Highness?” Rebecca pushed the door open, but she didn’t see anyone on the bed. She scanned the massive bedroom anxiously and then saw a figure on the balcony.
She walked in and saw the young princess.
“Your highness, are you okay?” Rebecca breathed a sigh of relief. It was dusk, and the night wind was a little cold. She turned around to look for a shawl to place around Nina’s shoulders.
Nina turned around and saw the woman’s familiar face. She frowned and gathered her shawl more closely around her. “Rebecca, thank you. I’m fine.”
“The wind on the balcony is very strong, and you have just recovered. It would be better if you sit inside, where it’s warmer.” Rebecca respectfully turned sideways to let Nina pass.
Nina sat on the sofa in the room, and Rebecca poured her a cup of hot water.
“Rebecca, how did I get back?” After drinking some hot water, Nina felt warmth spread from the inside. She looked up at Rebecca intently and asked, “How did you find me? Who told you my location?”
Rebecca paused and replied, “I don’t know.”
“You don’t know?” Nina didn’t believe her at all.
Rebecca was her mother’s personal assistant, and most of the queen’s directives were executed by her. How could she not know?
“Rebecca, you are lying,” Nina confronted the woman bluntly. Rebecca neither denied nor confirmed the accusation and just lowered her eyes quietly.
Knowing that Rebecca was only acting on her mother’s orders, Nina didn’t grill her further and changed the topic.
“Where is my mother?”
“Her Majesty is occupied at the moment. She will come to visit you after she finishes her work.” Rebecca answered the question more easily this time.
“She is busy, huh?” A complicated expression flashed across Nina’s eyes. Her mother was always busy.
Well, either that or on the way to becoming busy.
Her mother had always been too busy to spare any time for her children.
“It doesn’t matter.” Nina was used to it. She waved her hand to dismiss the other woman. “You can go out first. I want to sleep some more.”
Nina had slept for two or three days. Not long after she woke up, she felt sleepy again.
Rebecca nodded, “Yes, Your Highness. From now on, I’ll be in charge of overseeing your needs. I’ll be right outside the door. Please call me if you need anything.”
“What?” Nina was surprised. “Aren’t you my mother’s personal assistant? Why would you be responsible for my daily life? Who will take care me if my mother needs you?”
“I’m no longer Her Majesty’s personal assistant, but yours,” Rebecca said calmly.
Nina’s pregnancy should not be made known to others. The queen could only rest assured with Rebecca personally taking care of Nina.
The queen’s attitude towards the growing life inside the princess’s body kept changing. She had yet to decide whether to deal with it quietly or just let Nina give birth to the baby in secret.
Therefore, Rebecca had to be very careful in handling the princess and the baby in her. She couldn’t make any mistake.
“Oh,” Nina replied with a yawn.
She could barely keep her eyes open.
She had already slept for days on end. How could she still feel sleepy?
Nina yawned again, so she lifted her left hand to cover her mouth. Suddenly, she realized that her hand was feeling unusually bare.
She stretched out her hand. Her ring was gone.
The ring that John had slipped on her finger when he proposed to her was missing.
“Where is my ring?” Nina’s drowsiness evaporated in an instant, and her body became tense. She reached out to touch her body and found that she was wearing her pajamas.
“Where is the ring? Where is my ring?”
she asked with mounting agitation. Nina looked around in a panic, peering at the sofa and underneath it. Then, she lifted the quilt and the bed sheets. The ring was nowhere to be found.
At the sight of the anxiety on the princess’s face, a flash of sadness crossed Rebecca’s eyes.
The ring, the phone, the pendant, the watch that Nina had clenched tightly in her hand… Anything related to that place was confiscated by Anne.
“Rebecca, have you seen my ring?” Nina pointed at her finger where her ring should be on. “It’s my wedding ring. It’s the ring my husband gave me when he proposed to me.”
Although Nina was angry at John for lying to her, the ring was a token of their relationship. It was something that she could not afford to lose.
She couldn’t lose anything that John had given her.
“Your Highness!” Rebecca addressed her seriously. “You are unmarried. How can you have a proposal ring and a husband? As the princess of C Island, you know that you should be careful in your words and actions.”
The panic on Nina’s face was replaced by a frozen expression. She stopped her frantic search and looked at Rebecca with burning eyes.
“What do you mean?” Nina’s voice was as cold as ice.
Rebecca met Nina’s frigid glare with a steady gaze that was neither humble nor pushy. “Your Highness, you are not married, nor do you have a wedding ring or a husband. Please be careful about what you say and do.”