I Was Confessed to by the Person I Was Admiring – Chapter 104
Chapter 104: What will happen now?
However, I decided to ignore that and continue.
“Maybe I wanted to believe it because we were both memory holders in the same country and era. So it’s my fault, I’m really sorry.”
“No, it’s still my duty to protect you.”
As Dennis continued to speak, I sighed and reluctantly decided to use my last resort. Otherwise, she wouldn’t listen even though I was her master.
Well, even though I say master, it’s more like a temporary thing. I think the real master is Jeremiah. After all, it’s not fair for such an idiot to be her master. How many times have I repeated that to myself since then?
Yes, I’m an idiot.
I’m not suitable to be her master. However, while I’m still the temporary master, I want to act like one. So I said,
“If that’s the case, don’t do anything that hurts yourself. This is an order. If you can’t follow it, you don’t have to stay by my side anymore.”
Dennis looked at me with a surprised expression. Her eyes were moist, so I think she understood what I wanted to say. – Maybe.
“If you understand, rest. When the opportunity comes, please protect me properly this time. I won’t act on my own judgment anymore, so I’ll listen to what you say.”
I added with emphasis, and tears quickly filled Dennis’s eyes. At this rate, she seemed to be quiet and obedient.
I felt relieved.
To be honest, it still takes some courage to say such pompous lines. It was worth saying, even though I had to suppress the urge to shout, “Who do you think you are?” at myself.
“I’m glad I met Lorraine-sama.”
“I understand. It means to be prepared for emergencies. From now on, Dennis Landegger will focus on preparing her mind and body. Please rest assured… Hey, you there.”
Dennis wiped away her tears and then glared at Paolo. Paolo visibly panicked under her sharp gaze. He looked so pitifully startled.
Even though he tried to sound tough, his voice was slightly trembling. I looked at Paolo with a lukewarm gaze.
“You were saying that Lorraine-sama was someone you would protect, right? I believe that’s true. If anything were to happen to Lorraine-sama…”
“…I won’t let that happen. She’s an important person to me too. I don’t need you to tell me that I have to protect her.”
Paolo desperately replied in a low voice that even made me feel scared of Dennis. Although I was taken aback by the words he used, I pretended not to hear them.
“I see. Then I’ll believe you.”
After being coldly spoken to, Paolo groaned with a hint of regret, but then let out a big sigh and said, “Okay. Well then, Lorraine, it’s time to go back. We need to eat.”
“Yeah, if we stay out of the room for too long, we’ll be suspected of something strange. I don’t want that to happen, and there are other places I want to take you.”
I looked at Dennis with reluctance. I don’t think I’m particularly shy around people, but being surrounded by unfamiliar faces other than Paolo was still scary.
“It’s okay, Lady Lorraine. I will definitely come to help you.”
I couldn’t nod honestly at Dennis’ sudden words and answered hesitantly, “Yes, I hope so.” Then, I left with Paolo.
As we walked, I thought about what Dennis had said. It was probably referring to Jeremiah. Yes, it’s hard to imagine that he would do nothing once he knows about this.
But will he really be able to find this place?
Perhaps Paolo and the others haven’t been found yet because they were hiding so cleverly.
Also, the reason why I couldn’t nod honestly was because I was worried about how he would see me after being captured like this.
Not just him.
I was scared of how the people around me would see me.
My future would be determined by the situation.
I didn’t want to think about it.
But I couldn’t help but think about it.
Paolo spoke up, as if to break my thoughts.
“Well, for now, Lorraine must believe in me a little more.”
“Both of them are safe, right? There was one extra person, but as I said, we didn’t do anything beyond confinement.”
I looked at Paolo as if he wanted me to believe him, and I nodded my head, although I thought it was a problem before that.
“I’m glad. I keep saying this, but I really didn’t want to do this. I wanted to face you properly, so I’m sorry.”
I didn’t want him to make such a sad face.
Doesn’t Paolo know how blessed he is with his appearance? Even if you were reborn, you couldn’t be like him.
After thinking that, I realized something.
Paolo didn’t betray me after all. He just had no choice but to choose that path because of circumstances. Thinking that way made me feel relieved.
I shrugged my shoulders and said with a smile, “I don’t want you to apologize.”
Paolo shrugged his shoulders and started walking, just like me.
We walked in silence for a while. Eventually, we arrived back at the room we were in before, and Paolo suddenly said:
“…I will definitely keep my promise from earlier. Please believe that. Also, don’t leave this place when I’m not here.”
“Alright, I’ll make you dinner.”
He said that and locked the door before leaving the room. I replied instinctively, but I tilted my head wondering what he meant by what he said earlier.
After a while, I realized that he might have meant that he would protect me and I leaned against the wall and sighed.
“…I feel like I understand Lucia’s feelings now.”