I Was Confessed to by the Person I Was Admiring – Chapter 121

I Was Confessed to by the Person I Was Admiring – Chapter 121


Chapter 121: After-the-fact this and that

“That’s not true. I’m the one at fault. If I hadn’t acted like that, Lorraine-oneesama wouldn’t have had to go through this.”

“Lucia…?”

When I turned my face towards the surprised voice, I met Lucia’s eyes, which looked somewhat embarrassed. But she quickly averted her gaze.

“What do you mean?”

When Jeremiah, who didn’t know the situation, asked, Lucia answered with her eyes still averted.

“Lorraine-oneesama just came to pick me up because she was worried about me. I left the Duke’s mansion without permission because I wanted to meet a servant named Paolo and talk to him. But it was a trap…”

“A trap? What happened?”

“Well…”

I groaned, but decided to tell the story for now.

“It all started because I was careless. I didn’t want Lucia to suffer, so I tried to find a way to settle things peacefully…”

Then, I briefly explained the events from Lucia’s disappearance from the Duke’s mansion to Mrs. Morena’s uproar up until now. Lucia listened to it with an unbearable expression, but as soon as I finished speaking, she said energetically as if she had been waiting for it.

“I’m really sorry!” 

“…No, it’s not your fault. The one at fault is the person who tried to take advantage of your feelings.” 

Jeremiah said, causing Lucia to tear up and look down. Perhaps due to the cold, her cheeks and nose were red, making her look even more pitiful.

I was at a loss for what to say.

She had probably been holding on and enduring until now. But now that everything was over, she was on the verge of breaking down. Her legs were shaking, and she looked like she was about to collapse any moment. As I watched nervously, Lucia swayed and stumbled.

Dennis noticed and reached out, but she was too late.

“Oops.”

Suddenly, a person appeared out of nowhere and caught Lucia just in time. When I saw his face, I couldn’t help but call out his name.

“Lieutenant Colonel Caldelara.”

“Hey there. I’m glad we’re both okay. Well, she’s not exactly okay in every way,” Emilio said with a wry smile as he supported Lucia’s shoulder.

“Yes, that’s right,” I muttered while looking at Lucia, who had managed to stand up again with Emilio’s help.

Then Lucia realized who was supporting her and looked back in surprise. In an instant, her cheeks turned red. I saw that and thought, “Huh?!” 

“You’re okay too. That’s good… Um, it’s okay now, so let go.”

“I don’t think so. I can’t believe what you’re saying. Even when you were caught, you kept pretending to be tough.”

“…Fine, just let go. I don’t want to give a strange impression by being seen like this.”

“You’re still stubborn even though you can’t stand on your own. “

Emilio said with a light laugh, Lucia shouted to let go and swung her arms, but she seemed dizzy again and stumbled, groaning as she leaned on Emilio with a strange expression.

As for me, I grimaced at what was happening. Come to think of it, these two were captured in the same space. If they raised their voices a little, they could have talked. In other words, they must have exchanged some words without my knowledge.

“In that case, it’s okay to be stubborn. If I get along with someone like you, I won’t be able to face Onee-sama. Let go.”

“I refuse.”

Lucia, who was exhausted and couldn’t move her body as she wanted, groaned in frustration but realized that there was nothing she could do and fell silent while sulking.

Then Jeremiah asked suspiciously,

“Why is he here?”

“Well, I don’t know either.” 

He said that he was caught just because of a small mistake. Besides, I didn’t have the luxury of worrying about Emilio, and I didn’t ask him because I didn’t think he would tell me.

Then Emilio, who seemed to have been listening to our whispered conversation, spoke up.

“Actually, it was on the orders of a certain nobleman. I couldn’t mention his name until the situation was resolved, but you know, it’s that person Miss Lorraine was fighting with earlier.”

“Um, that…uh.”

“Prince Adrian.”

Jeremiah’s slightly exasperated voice added a clarification.

I groaned “ugh,” but Emilio continued without seeming to care.

“Yes. Right now, I’m like that person’s handyman and was investigating an incident involving someone with memories. Thanks to that, I was promoted, but I made a mistake because I’m not used to it.”

Emilio laughed, relieved that everything turned out okay.

His words made me wonder.

“Why is His Highness investigating an incident involving someone with memories? Isn’t that the police’s job?”

“He said it was personal, but I think it’s different. That person has a very broad perspective. Unlike the stubborn members of parliament who only focus on this country, he’s looking beyond it. I think this incident is probably part of that…probably.” 

With a shrug, Emilio gave Jeremiah a somewhat provocative smile. Jeremiah, on the other hand, said nothing and calmly met Emilio’s gaze before speaking.

“There is no doubt about that. But I heard good things. I would like to talk to His Highness once.”

“I hope you get the chance.”

They both said so and smiled.

However, their eyes didn’t smile. I just shrank in Jeremiah’s arms.

I didn’t have the courage to interrupt between the two who seemed about to spark. I couldn’t do anything about being a thoroughly chicken person, and I thought to myself that someone should do something. Then, a relaxed voice called out.


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